WAWARSING, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — State police say three congregants of a Brooklyn church were killed Sunday morning as the van they were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer in Ulster County, New York.
Around 10:30 a.m. the van carrying seven people with the Bethesda French Seventh-Day Adventist Church collided with the tractor-trailer as it attempted to enter Route 209 from Nevele Drive in Wawarsing, 1010 WINS reported.
Three passengers were killed, and the driver and one passenger were airlifted to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. The remaining two passengers and the truck driver suffered minor injuries and were taken to Ellenville Hospital for treatment, police said.
The occupants of the van had been attending a religious retreat at the Honors Haven Resort in Ellenville, police said.